Ridgefield Running Company needs support from the Ridgefield running community in its bid to called one of the 50 best running stores in America.

As owner Megan Searfoss puts it: This is more of a popularity contest.

"The Running Industry Association has an odd way of nominating the 50 best running stores; different from the bike industry where there is concrete qualifications," Searfoss explained.

"If you could, please take a moment to recognize RRC as a community player, our in-store experience and why we should be included," she added. "I would love to land in the top 50.

Submissions are due Monday, Feb. 19. The email to send a quick note is nominations@50bestrunningstores.com